Celebration of Sports

October 05, 2011

The Community Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, honors those who have gained prominence and/or have made a substantial contribution to recreational sports programs in Howard County. This year's inductees are the late Gary Arthur, Bob Falk, Paul Goldenberg, Jean Hodges and Louise Waxler.

Their stories are being told over a two-week period. This is the first installment.

The induction ceremony will be held at the ninth annual Celebration of Sports, Oct. 18 at the Turf Valley Resort, in Ellicott City. Rayna DuBose will be the keynote speaker. The Oakland Mills graduate's athletic dream turned into a disaster when she contracted bacterial meningitis her freshman year in college and became a quadruple amputee.

Tickets are $38 and include a buffet dinner. Tables of 10 are $350. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phone (410-313-7275) weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or at http://www.howardcountymd.gov/RAP.

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